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Form Builders: Create Online Client Intake Forms for Your Law Firm

Attorney at Work

This process has increased the number of intake forms our firm has received, and the information we get is much more helpful. The post Form Builders: Create Online Client Intake Forms for Your Law Firm appeared first on Attorney at Work. Law Firm Website Legal Intake Tech Tips

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That's Refreshing: When Did You Last Revise Your Law Firm Templates?

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

It’s hard enough running a law firm, without having to schedule time and effort to revise the templates you use in your law practice. So, most lawyers don’t take the time to do it at all. Or, they only update their templates when there has been a major statutory change.

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US Senate passes bill to federally recognize same-sex and interracial marriage amid Supreme Court fears

JURIST

The US Senate Tuesday passed a bill to federally protect same-sex marriage in a bipartisan vote of 61-36. The bill’s supporters included 49 Democrat senators and 12 Republicans.

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Florida Woman Sues Kraft for $5m Because Macaroni Cup Takes Too Long to Prepare

LegalReader

The Florida-based plaintiff claims that Velveeta Shells & Cheese macaroni cups' advertised 3.5-minute cook time doesn't account for steps such as removing the packaging and adding water.

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Buyer's Guide: Evaluating and Selecting the Best CLM Solution for Your Organization

Evaluating and selecting the right contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform can be complicated. However, by getting the right people involved, prioritizing your business needs, and testing your technology options, you can make it easier.

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US Supreme Court allows Missouri to carry out execution despite claims of racial bias in prosecution

JURIST

The US Supreme Court Tuesday denied an application to stay the execution of Kevin Johnson, a man convicted of murdering a police officer. Johnson had filed a petition to stay his execution with the court alleging racial bias throughout his prosecution.

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Afghanistan dispatch: Taliban are imposing corporal punishment for crimes and depriving women of any access to justice

JURIST

Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. Here, a Staff Correspondent for JURIST in Kabul reports on the consequences of the increasingly strict enforcement of Islamic law across the country.

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What mental state is required for making a prohibited “true threat”?

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here.

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German Bundestag recognizes 1930s Ukraine famine as genocide

JURIST

The German Bundestag Wednesday voted to formally recognize the Holodomor, a man-made famine that decimated Ukraine in 1932 and 1933, as a genocide.

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LawNext Podcast: Jeff Pfeifer of LexisNexis on Partnering with NetDocuments to Enrich Law Firm Data

LawSites

Earlier this month, at the NetDocuments three-day Inspire 2022 conference for customers and partners, one of the speakers was Jeff Pfeifer , chief product officer for LexisNexis for Canada, the U.K., and the U.S.

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2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Contract Life Cycle Management Report

Gartner has positioned Evisort in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management. Read the report to learn why Evisort is a Visionary provider in the market.

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Afghanistan dispatch: Tajikistan meeting considers Afghanistan issues that affect neighboring states

JURIST

Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. Here, a Staff Correspondent for JURIST in Kabul reports on a new international meeting on Afghanistan hosted by neighboring Tajikistan.

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Police Records Obtained in Case of Ex-Doctor Accused of Rampant Sex Abuse

The Crime Report

Pamplin Media Group recently acquired 76 pages of the 1,472-page police report from the investigation of an ex-doctor accused of abusing more than 100 women and children over several decades, Holly Bartholomew reports for Pamplin Media Group.

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US House of Representatives passes joint resolution to avert railroad strike before holidays

JURIST

The US House of Representatives Wednesday passed a joint resolution 290-137 to finalize a tentative agreement between railroad unions and providers as a railroad strike looms. Representative Donald M. Payne Jr. (D-NJ)

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Alabama’s Execution Problems Are Part Of A Long History of Botched Lethal Injections

The Crime Report

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a pause in her state’s use of capital punishment. It follows a run of botched lethal injection executions in the state, including two where the procedure had to be abandoned before the inmates succumbed to the cocktail of death drugs.

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Top 3 Data Privacy Challenges for Contract Compliance in 2022

The data privacy landscape is quickly becoming fragmented with dozens of new laws. Outdated compliance practices expose businesses to issues that can cost millions of dollars. Download this paper to find out how contract intelligence can help.

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LLRX November 2022 Issue

LLRX

Articles and Columns for November 2022 10 fatal traps that explain why law firm strategic plans are DOA – Patrick J. McKenna is an internationally recognized author, lecturer, strategist and seasoned advisor to the leaders of premier law firms.

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Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies Transferring Evidence in Juvenile Cases to Adult Court

The Crime Report

In a unanimous decision, Ohio’s Supreme Court upheld an involuntary manslaughter conviction of a 16-year-old, as it clarified how evidence is transferred from juvenile to adult court, reports Dan Trevas for Court News Ohio.

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Alberta legislature introduces bill which would allow provincial governments to override federal law

JURIST

Premier of Alberta Danielle Smith Tuesday introduced the Alberta Sovereignty Act to the Albertan legislature. Called the Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act , the proposed legislation empowers the provincial cabinet to dismiss federal laws, programs, and policies.

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Cambridge Police Receive Funds to Link Healthcare and Criminal Justice Systems

The Crime Report

The Cambridge Health Alliance and Cambridge Police Department will participate in a new national research center to help individuals at risk for suicide, according to the Cambridge police.

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10 Zen Ways to Manage Cash Flows with Contract Intelligence

When you have instant access to your contract data, making strategic decisions in tough times (and good times) becomes much easier. Cash flow management especially can be a top priority for finance, procurement, and other business leaders.

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Peru Congress seeks to dismiss President Pedro Castillo for his alleged “moral incapacity”

JURIST

Congressman Edward Málaga Tuesday presented the vacancy motion against Peruvian President Pedro Castillo alleging “moral incapacity,” regulated in number 113.1 of the Peruvian Constitution.

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French Cop Faces Trial, Security Footage Shows He Abused a Teen

The Crime Report

A French Police officer faces trial after security footage shows him beating and urinating on a 14-year-old French teen during last year’s coronavirus lockdown in Paris, Lorraine Mallinder reports for Al Jazeera.

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US Supreme Court hears oral arguments over Biden administration immigration policy

JURIST

The US Supreme Court Tuesday heard oral arguments regarding Texas and Louisiana’s challenge to the Biden administration’s immigration policy.

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White House Announces Public Safety Initiatives Ahead Of Tribal Nations Summit

The Crime Report

The Biden administration plans to make new commitments to tribal leaders during the two-day Tribal Nations Summit in Washington, D.C on Wednesday, November 30, and Thursday, December 1.

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6 Best Practices to Maximize Value from Vendor Contracts

With uncertainty on the rise and margins and operating budgets stretched thin, there are a range of obstacles threatening to sap value from deals with vendors. Status quo vendor contract management costs businesses millions of dollars every year. Contract Intelligence can help businesses get more value from vendor contracts.

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For 2023, which tech tools might help your firm flourish?

LLRX

Nicole L. Black's actionable checklist begins with an end of year review of your law firm’s achievements and challenges to determine issues and new requirements moving forward.

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Hawaiian Reporter Accused of Wrongdoing in Coverage of Police Misconduct Case

The Crime Report

Maui county in Hawaii is looking to subpoena testimony and multiple records from Hawaii News Now chief investigative reporter Lynn Kawano, Stewart Yerton reports for Civil Beat.

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The national library endowment vision must evolve

LLRX

The LibraryEndowment.org started around nine years ago. A national library endowment would reduce the inequalities of the U.S. library world, especially those tied to geography, class, and race. David H.

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$4.8 Million In Grant Funding Will Go To Sexual Assault Survivor Programs In Ohio

The Crime Report

Grant funding to 25 programs in Ohio focusing on survivors of sexual assault was announced Tuesday by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. Rape crisis centers and sexual assault survivor service providers will receive a total of $4.8

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The Paralegal Coach's Playbook: Strategies for Launching a Successful Virtual Paralegal Business

Speaker: Amanda DeVincenzo, MPPA - Paralegal Business Empowerment Coach and Founder of DeVincenzo Consulting, LLC

Take the guesswork out of starting your own virtual paralegal business with proven strategies and support from an experienced paralegal business owner and business empowerment coach.